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Dutch Model S driver uses Autopilot while on the back seat

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  1. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    So, this video showed up a few days ago on a Dutch website:

    dumpert.nl - Totale Lul van de Week: Teslarijder zonder handjes

    The titel of the video: "Total douchebag of the week: Tesla driver without hands"

    Well, thanks dude! You are screwing up the whole Autopilot experience for all of us.

    I have a classic S without Autopilot though.
     
  2. Cobbler

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    I see Elon watching this video on his smartphone... getting very pissed off :biggrin:
     
  3. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    Yes, and then lawmakers come along and ban Autopilot due to these idiots.
     
  4. Rockster

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    Money very clearly does not equal brains.
     
  5. Vip

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    Surprised that Tesla didn't put in a safety feature that autopilot won't engage or will turn off if the seat pressure indicator is not engaged.
     
  6. sandpiper

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    Unfortunately this is the law of large numbers. If you get a big enough group you will invariably wind up with a certain number of mind-blowingly stupid people in the group. And so the rest of us lose out as manufacturers try to protect these jacka$$es$ from themselves.

    It would be good to get this clown behind bars for reckless endangerment.
     
  7. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    Indeed, that's what I thought as well.

    It could say: "No person detected, shutting down in 30 seconds"

    Yes, this video clearly shows he's not very smart. Better to have that guy off the public roads.
     
  8. Discoducky

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    Occupant seat sensor and seat belt connected is needed IMO, but at least this person has a passenger (you can see the jeans at 0:10).

    TACC has this, why it is not the same for AP currently is a mystery to me.
     
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    Couldn't someone place a heavy weight on the seat and buckle in the seat belt? I do not have a Tesla to know if it's possible.
     
  10. juggie

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    You can expect this (Elon Musk) we are human.
    If don't care if an individual take a (big) risk to kill him/her and passenger... I'm more worried when a dictator or president of a country take a (very) big risk with the people...
     
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    THANK YOU to whomever made this video. Now I can point to this as proof that its not just Americans who are being asshats.
     
  12. Rockster

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    Dear Nimrod,

    Pursuant to the Tesla firmware license agreement, Tesla has elected to no longer support your autopilot convenience functions. We have therefore deployed a firmware update that has permanently disabled autopilot convenience functions in your specific vehicle. Autopilot safety features will continue to function normally.

    Please find enclosed a refund check in the amount of $2500 USD.

    Sincerely,

    Tesla Motors
     
  13. PeterK

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    +1

    It appears from the alarm beeping and flashing that the passenger doesn't have his/her seatbelt fastened, perhaps to be able to jump over and grab control if there's a problem? That's very safe, I'm reassured. /s
     
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    Yes. I don't see that as much different than tying a brick to the accelerator. You correct for a single failure (out of the seat) not multiple failures due to stupidity (out of the seat and purposefully defeating the safety).
     
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    Well ... I saw a couple more people on the road there. Are they immune to MS impact or what?
     
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    +1
    But I would take out the refund check.
     
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    When he writes his car off in a spectacular accident, I take first dibs on his convex door mirror glass......
     
  18. SabrToothSqrl

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    I'm surprised by what I feel is an over-site for the Auto Steer, in that it doesn't require the seat to be occupied and or seat belt to be on.

    Especially considering how you can't even engage regular old fashioned cruise control when the traction control is turned off..

    I'm sure this basic requirement is coming in 7.1x
     
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    Wow. I had no issue with wk057's original driverless autopilot video because he did it on a private road and if he messed up his car or hurt himself, that was on him. The guy in this video is endangering the lives of others by pulling this stunt. Someone could have been killed and in a collision between a Model S and some other car, more likely the person getting hurt is in the other car. Whoever made the video should be ashamed of themselves.
     
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    Monkey See, Monkey Do.
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